Skyler Gisondo joins ‘Superman: Legacy’

(Left) Skylar Gisondo in 'The Starling.' Photo: Hopper Stone/Netflix © 2021. (Right) Jimmy Olsen. Photo: DC Comics.

(Left) Skylar Gisondo in ‘The Starling.’ Photo: Hopper Stone/Netflix © 2021. (Right) Jimmy Olsen. Photo: DC Comics.


  • Skyler Gisondo has been cast as Jimmy Olsen in ‘Superman: Legacy’.
  • Sara Sampaio has also joined the movie as Eve Teschmacher.
  • Director James Gunn has been busy building his cast around stars David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan.

As he looks to get the movie chugging towards production again in the wake of the writers and actors’ strikes, filmmaker James Gunn is quickly building the cast he needs for ‘Superman: Legacy’.

There has been a flurry of new casting of late, with Nicholas Hoult the most recent addition as villain Lex Luthor.

Today brings word that Skyler Gisondo, seen in movies such as ‘Booksmart’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, has won the role of Jimmy Olsen. Sara Sampaio, meanwhile, will play Luthor’s assistant (and often love interest) Eve Teschmacher.

Superman: Legacy
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Superman learns to balance his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. Read the Plot

What’s the story of ‘Superman: Legacy’?

Writer, director, co-chairmen and co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn and Superman.

(Left) Writer, director, co-chairmen and co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn. Photo courtesy of James Gunn’s Twitter account. (Right) Superman. Photo courtesy of DC

The exact storyline remains a mystery, but Gunn has been clear that he’s eschewing the usual exploding home planet Krypton/arrival in Smallville origin story (though those will likely be referenced) in favor of more of a workplace film with Clark showing up to work at the Planet, where Lois Lane will already be an established reporting star.

Peter Safran said this about the new movie during the duo’s big announcement about DC films and series going forward:

“It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old-fashioned.”

Who else is in ‘Superman: Legacy’

(Left) David Corenswet in Netflix's 'The Politician.' (Right) Rachel Brosnahan on Prime Video's 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.'

(Left) David Corenswet in Netflix’s ‘The Politician.’ (Right) Rachel Brosnahan on Prime Video’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’

Gunn has already found both his Superman and Lois, as David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan were announced before the actors’ strike began.

Shortly after that, we learned that Isabela Merced nabbed the part of Hawkgirl, regular Gunn actor Nathan Fillion would be taking the role of Green Lantern Guy Gardner, with ‘Barry’s Anthony Carrigan winning the character of Metamorpho and ‘Twilight’ veteran Ed Gathegi aboard as Mister Terrific.

More recently (as in, the last week or so), María Gabriela de Faría, who will play The Engineer, and as mentioned above, Nicholas Hoult is on to be Lex Luthor.

Related Article: James Gunn Adds Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor to ‘Superman Legacy’

Who is Jimmy Olsen?

Jimmy Olsen. Photo: DC Comics.

Jimmy Olsen. Photo: DC Comics.

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Olsen debuted in comics form in Superman #13 (November–December 1941) and on the radio.

He traditionally appears as the best friend to Clark Kent (Superman’s cover story) and works as a photojournalist at the Daily Planet alongside Clark and Lois.

Who is Eve Teschmacher?

(Left) Sara Sampaio in 'Carga.' (Right) Valerie Perrine as Eve Teschmacher in 'Superman.' Photo: Warner Bros.

(Left) Sara Sampaio in ‘Carga.’ (Right) Valerie Perrine as Eve Teschmacher in ‘Superman.’ Photo: Warner Bros.

As opposed to many of the other Superman characters who got their start on the comics page or radio serials, Miss Teschmacher was created for 1978’s ‘Superman’ by director Richard Donner and writer Mario Puzo. Played in that film and sequel ‘Superman II’ by Valerie Perrine (where she was Lex Luthor’s associate), the character also since crossed over into the comics and has appeared in other DC spin-offs, including ‘Supergirl’.

When will ‘Superman: Legacy’ be in theaters?

The new Superman film is scheduled to be in theaters on July 11, 2025.

James Gunn in 'Superpowered: The DC Story.'

James Gunn in ‘Superpowered: The DC Story.’ Photograph by Courtesy of Max/Warner Bros.

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